Good news party people; all those nights of popping bubbly may actually be good for you.
A study conducted at the University of Reading found that drinking three glasses of champagne per week can protect your brain from dementia and prevent memory loss.
To study the effects of champagne on the human brain, scientists experimented with rats, who would consume a small dose of the beverage with their daily food. They would then have to go through a maze to find more food. Without champagne, rats would find it with a 50% success rate, while those who had the beverage found the food with a 70% success rate. After six weeks of regular consumption, scientists discovered that the necessary proteins to improve short term memory had doubled their concentration.
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Champagne has relatively high levels of phenolics compared to white wine, deriving predominantly from the two red grapes, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, which are used in its production along with the white grape Chardonnay. It is these phenolic compounds which are believed to be responsible for the beneficial effects of champagne on the brain.
In addition, previous research from the University showed that two glasses of champagne a day may also be good for your heart and circulation and could reduce the risks of suffering from cardiovascular disease and stroke.
With all these bubbly benefits, don’t mind us when we grab more than one glass.